Edinburgh and Lothian Driving Instructors Association
Edinburgh and Lothian Driving Instructors Association

Member Benefit Area

Being a member of the ELDA you will have access to several benefits.


The Driving Instructors Scottish Council is a body of representatives of most of the Approved Driving Instructors associations in Scotland, thus giving a voice to almost two thirds of the country's instructors. It has consultive status with the Driving Standards Agency and is in regular and frequent contact with its officials, therefore being able to instantly liaise on any subject connected with road safety and the well being of instructors. The council are at present campaigning on a subject that is close to the heart of all Driving Instructors, namely the Register of Approved Driving Instructors.


ELDIA represents the ADI's working in Edinburgh and Lothian. It usually deals with road safety officers and the DVSA.


National and Local issues, check test problems, problems with examiners (if any).


It organises seminars for the benefit of ADI's (CPD).

The current courses available for CPD are:

  • Coaching
  • Physicology
  • Human Factors

If you are interested in a course please ask at the next meeting as places are allocated on a first come - first served basis.

             Latest News

Next meeting to be held at Portobello Powerleague 

Tuesday 7th Feb

6:45 for 7pm start

A big Thank You to John Easton from Police Scotland for his fascinating presentation at our last meeting.

Thanks to Willie and Warren from DVSA who recently attended our meeting - extremely helpful imformation!

Many thanks to Dave Parkin and Ian Edwards from eDriving Solutions for a interesting and informative training day on 25th Nov.

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